Boston Miscellany: An Essential History of the Hub

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Before the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and the nineteenth century's cultural renaissance, a serious rebellion was brewing in the taverns of Boston. Look back to a time when riots raged through the streets of Boston, when Beacon Hill was a neighborhood of beggars and vagabonds, and papal effigies burned on the Boston Common. Meet William Blackstone, the first Bostonian, and John Singleton Copley, portrait artist of the elite. In this compilation by historian William Marchione, discover Boston as it once was—when customs officials were dragged through the sewers and drinking tea was a highly political act. Even the city's largest and most controversial funeral, held for the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti, ended in a street brawl with police. And yet, with the sprawl of the first American railroads, the dawning of the abolitionist movement and the cultural flourishing in art and architecture, Boston emerged as the nation's first cultural, economic, and political hub.
ISBN: 9781596295872
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 49
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. William Marchione's is a distinguished and decorated historian of the Boston area. President of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society and a teacher of American history at area colleges, he has an impressive list of community involvement positions. Dr. Marchione has written five books and many articles on the history of Greater Boston, and has received a number of awards for his contributions to teaching, lecturing, and writing. In 1993 he was named the “Outstanding American History Teacher in Massachusetts” by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1998 he received the Bostonian Society's “Boston History Award” for his work as a teacher, lecturer, writer, and preservationist. In 2000 he was presented with the Pirandello Lyceum's “I Migliori” award for his contributions to the understanding of Italian history and culture.
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